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, people like bob rubin and larry summers who are close confidants of the obama administration are probably telling them, "look, if we start prosecuting all kinds of people for you know, x, y and z, there's going to be major instability in the markets. people are going to flee america. they're going to withdraw capital from the american financial system. it'll be a disaster. jobs will be lost." but it's just not an acceptable it's explanation. i think they're -- >> why? >> well, just because the rule of law isn't really the rule of law if it doesn't apply equally to everybody. i mean, if you're going to put somebody in jail for having a joint in his pocket, you can't let higher ranking hsbc officials off for laundering $800 million for the worst drug dealers in the entire world. people who are suspected, not only of dealing drugs, but of thousands of murders. i mean, this is an incredible dichotomy. and eventually, you know, it eats away at the very fabric of society when some people go to jail and some people don't go to jail. >> but do you ever have the sense that those guys are, you know
who have played president of the united states, but this moment with the vigor and use of the obama administration, there is so much focus placed on the white house, and you have to play the president, what made you want to do eight? >> there is a renewed interest and glamour and a new generation interested in politics. the biggest reasons were a combination of ann curry washington and -- of kerry washington and shonda rhimes. i have a long time felt that kerry is one of our best actresses working, and when shonda created the show i knew that would be interesting. i thought if there is a potential love interest with kerry washington, that is something you do not want to turn around, for a lot of reasons. >> that would be scandal. what do you make of the success she has in a relatively short time. she has got some hits in a relatively short time. when i read the pilot script and saw the first episode, immediately i thought, this woman has such a distinctive voice. when i think shonda is gifted, she has an idea of what people want to see in terms of popcorn, soap opera on value, but a
enforcement, but they do care about these overstays. the obama administration deported about 1.4 million people, or 1.5 million in their first term. the fear is that maybe they'll go after overstays next. >> and so, marcela, we know certainly there are a lot of communities, particularly here in california, that it's going to effect. the hispanic community is the largest of these communities. so what's the mood from what you're hearing? >> well, i think the mood is one of renewed optimism. as the president noted in his speech, i think it's actually one of an invigorated optimism combined with a pragmatism. a feeling of, you know, we've waited this long, there are many obstacles, pragmatic perseverance, i think, is in the heart of our community. but to be sure, a lot of optimism that we've not seen before, and it's really being expressed in new ways especially in social media where i think definitions of latino identity, latino clout, the ways that we tell our stories around immigration are now being seen for the first time. >> emil, you're from the central valley. that's certainly another
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